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river, followed by a great crowd wondering what would
Then Thakane' stepped forward in front of the cattle
and sang :
Bring to me Dilah, Dilah the rejected one, Dilah, whom her father Masilo cast out !
And Dilah came from the waters holding out her hands to Masilo and Thakane, and in her place the cattle sank into the lake, and were driven by the old woman to the great city filled with people, which lies at the bottom.
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